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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

Libman Education Updates Coding Skills Assessments for FY2020

“Predictive Assessments” To Target Training and Ensure Coding Proficiency BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 14, 2019 – To help HIM departments with the immediate need to gauge coder proficiency in the wake of code changes for FY 2020, Libman Education has updated its line of standard and customizable Medical Coding Skills Assessments. The assessments assist HIM […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 5

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 5

What advice can you provide to help coders work collaboratively with CDI specialists, physicians/other providers, auditors, and data analysts to ensure accurate and complete HCC capture? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 4

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 4

What new healthcare career opportunities do you think will emerge for coders who understand risk adjustment? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Defining Accuracy

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Defining Accuracy

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Shannon O. DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CMSCS, partner and founder of DoctorsManagement and president of the National Alliance […]

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Coding Expert Lynn Kuehn Provides New Perspective in Understanding FY2020 Updates

Mastering Information, Not Memorization, Is the Key to Understanding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – October 1, 2019 – To help coders and medical facilities prepare for the FY 2020 code updates that begin October 1, 2019, nationally recognized ICD-10 expert Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, has applied her unique approach to coding instruction to understanding the FY2020 ICD-10 […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 3

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 3

Will all Coders Eventually Need HCC Training? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC system will be needed to ensure coding […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Sample Selection

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Sample Selection

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Once an organization determines whether an audit will be prospective or retrospective, the next step is sample selection methodology. […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 2

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 2

What HCC training will coders need to be successful? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC system will be needed to […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Accuracy vs. Productivity

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Accuracy vs. Productivity

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. Given that quality is an important factor in helping health care facilities keep costs under control, accuracy is an […]

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HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 1

HCCs and Coding for Value: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Part 1

Will HCCs ‘disrupt’ the coding industry and take it in a completely new direction? Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are utilized by Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act payers for approximately 30 million individuals currently.  Use of HCCs is projected to grow significantly in coming years and individuals with in-depth knowledge and command of the HCC […]

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Libman Education Announces New Program: Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing

Offered as an Authorized CareerStep Re-seller BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 7, 2019 – Libman Education has been designated an authorized re-seller for CareerStep’s Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing — a program designed to help medical coders advance their careers and earn an industry-recognized auditing credential while addressing industry demand for skilled auditors in the inpatient setting. […]

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Libman Education Announces Financial Support Program for FY2020 Code Update Courses

Qualified Candidates eligible for discounts for courses written by nationally recognized Coding Experts Lynn Kuehn and Gail Smith BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 30, 2019 – Libman Education announces the Award10 financial support program to provide discounts to qualified candidates purchasing education related to the changes in the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code systems for fiscal […]

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Best Practices in Coding Audits: Methodologies

Best Practices in Coding Audits: Methodologies

by Susan Chapman Republished with permission: For The Record Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 10 Susan Chapman, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, interviewed auditing firm leaders to share their thoughts on best practices in coding audits. In an effort to ensure coding accuracy and regulatory compliance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and […]

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Libman Education Announces CCS Prep for Coders and CDI Specialists

Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 5, 2019 – Libman Education has announced the newest sessions of its intensive Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) training for coders and CDI specialists. Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York, two courses — CCS Exam Prep: CCS for Hospital Coders […]

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Libman Education releases findings of the Annual HIM Professional Census (For the Record)

Libman Education has released the findings of their recently completed HIM Professional Census. The 2019 HIM Professional Census was undertaken to capture the perspective of HIM professionals due to their pivotal role in the complex Revenue Cycle system. The survey results identify the particular challenges they face and the opportunities for realizing their significant value […]

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2019 HIM Professional Census Reveals Opportunities in Revenue Cycle

Libman Education releases findings of the Annual HIM Professional Census BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – June 14, 2019 – Libman Education has released the findings of their recently completed HIM Professional Census. The 2019 HIM Professional Census was undertaken to capture the perspective of HIM professionals due to their pivotal role in the complex Revenue Cycle system. […]

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IPPS FY20: Diagnosis Severity Designation Shifts – CC or MCC or Nothing

IPPS FY20: Diagnosis Severity Designation Shifts – CC or MCC or Nothing

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Senior Consultant; Revenue Cycle Solutions With three years of ICD-10-CM/PCS coded data, CMS took the opportunity to complete a comprehensive study of the severity status designation with associated charge information. The result: The Inpatient Prospective Payment System FY20 Proposed Rule has many shifts between CC and MCC status. […]

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IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Senior Consultant; Revenue Cycle Solutions The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2020 was released on April 23, 2019 and required 1,824 pages to outline the upcoming changes. The proposed rule makes sweeping changes in the designations of diagnosis severity (CC/MCC), Medicare-Severity Diagnosis Related […]

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